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Juvenile Delinquency in Will, IL

Unfortunately, in many areas of the Will County, juvenile delinquency issues are on the rise. There are many reasons for the rise in youth offenders. The juvenile sentence in Illinois often depends on the severity of the crime, the number of crimes, and other family matters.

In 2017, a total of 724 juvenile cases were reported for every 100,000 people age 10 to adulthood in the jurisdiction of Will County. Of that total, 74% of those proceedings were delinquencies which equaled 535 court cases. Another 24% were dependency cases that accounted for 177 of the juvenile cases.

A lot of counties, including, Will County, are focusing on family therapy and relationships rather than punishment for juvenile crimes. Future Will County juvenile delinquency numbers will show whether or not this approach is working.

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Government of Will County, IL

County Seat: Joliet
Government Type: County
Authority: Dillon's Rule
Year Organized: 1836
Total Square Miles: 849
2019 Population: 692,661
Persons/Square Mile: 0.00

Will County, IL Courts